Monday, February 02, 2004


Saddam's talking:

The United States has used information gained during interrogations of Saddam Hussein to help round up insurgents and identify false leads, a senior military official said yesterday.

American military officials think about 14 cells of Saddam loyalists are operating in Iraq's capital, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

There are 250 to 300 "hard-core" insurgents in those cells, he said.

From the same article:

Foreign fighters continue to come into Iraq, most of them from Syria, military officials said. Two Yemenis and an Egyptian died in a shootout with American troops in Baghdad last week, for example.

U.S. officials in Baghdad said terror network al Qaeda and an affiliate, the radical Kurdish group Ansar al-Islam, are active in Iraq. But the officials would not discuss supporting evidence.


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